Anyone who's had a wedding knows how much meticulous planning goes into the big day. From finding the perfect gown to picking flower arrangements to figuring out whether to hire a band or a DJ, the minute details of putting together nuptials can be downright stressful. The good news is you can give yourself plenty of time to plan for all of the important things.
The bad news is that you can't plan for everything.
Recently, one couple faced the ultimate last-minute challenge, and it involved actually saving a life on the same day they said "I do." Luckily for everyone, the groom was up for the challenge.
It would have been really easy to be distracted.
Fortunately, this groom was on his toes instead of lost in a wedding fog.
He could've shrugged the nearby kids off, but he didn't.
Thankfully he kept a close eye on them.
Without hesitation, he knew it was time to act.
The photographer caught all the heart-stopping action.
Me & Ken & @HattPhotography who got quick photos of a groom saving a boy from a river. @MrKenEastwood @CJBK https://t.co/rX1P2DoB22— Lisa Brandt (@Lisa Brandt)1506339160.0
The pictures say it all, and the internet agrees.Hatt's amazing photographs have now gone viral, and for good reason. In the picture above, Cook is shown post-jump and soaking wet, his grip tightly holding onto the little boy who fell in. Although terrifying, Cook's response to the brave action was unassuming and admirable. "I just kind of plucked him out and he was okay," he said. He may have ended up with a wet suit, but it was all worth it. No groom expects to end up with his wedding-day outfit sopping wet and clinging, but Cook's heroic rescue overshadowed everything else. This little boy was extremely lucky to have such an alert and brave onlooker to fish him out just in time. In the blink of an eye, things could've easily gone much worse.
Social media agrees that Cook went above and beyond.
@CTVNews Outstanding! Great job! Once a hero always a hero! Minor delay for the wedding but for a good reason!— Laura Lapointe (@Laura Lapointe)1506304885.0
The bride and everyone else surely agrees with this sentiment.
@CTVToronto I’m sure his wife loves this superhero now even more 😂— George_S (@George_S)1506342626.0